Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for October

Atlanta is partying this fall

Don't miss list Atlanta Pride Festival

Illustration by Claire McCacken

Atlanta Pride Festival
October 12-14
Rainbows and revelers will flood Piedmont Park for the largest Pride festival in the Southeast, hosted by Georgia’s oldest LGBTQ nonprofit. The 48th annual festival brings a weekend of music and artisans to the park—and arguably Atlanta’s best parade next to Dragon Con.

Don't miss list High Museum

Photograph courtesy of High Museum

High Museum’s Reinstallation
For the first time since its 2005 expansion, the High is treating itself to a makeover. Overseen by Selldorf Architects, the firm that planned New York’s Neue Galerie and the Clark Art Institute, the reinstallation of the High’s permanent collection will offer new layouts for the museum’s notable works and an opportunity to show off recent acquisitions by artists like Kara Walker.

Don't miss list Taste of Atlanta

Photograph courtesy of Taste of Atlanta

Taste of Atlanta
October 19-21
More than 90 Atlanta restaurants—including Better Half, Hattie B’s, and, yes, Waffle House—pack Historic Fourth Ward Park for a weekend of sampling, chef-led workshops, cocktails, and craft beers. Guests who wish to imbibe in peace can opt for the VIP area.

Black Theatre Festival
October 3-6
Over four days, the Black Theatre Festival brings 40 plays—the nation’s largest collection of Afrocentric theater—to the stage of the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center. Performances include historical narrative The Meeting; award-winning writer B.J. Holmes’s Lines; and drama Somewhere in Summerville.

Horror Film Festival
October 25-27
Naturally, any film festival in October should be a horror film festival. Set at Synchronicity Theatre, the 2018 Atlanta Horror Film Festival is packed with every possible horror trope, from aliens and futuristic horror to guts and gore.

Shameless plug: Atlanta magazine’s 3rd annual Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square
October 20

Atlanta’s premier burger cook-off is back. Featuring over two dozen of the best local burger joints, bourbon, blues, and brews that Atlanta has to offer. Stop by for live local music and vote for the best burger restaurant winner.

This article appears in our October 2018 issue.